Museum told to return Alaskan artifacts

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. government committee says a Pennsylvania museum must return artifacts in a collection to Alaska's Tlingit tribe from which they were purchased in 1924.

A review committee established by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act made the decision on the 20th anniversary of the passage of the act, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

The act created a federal law under which Native peoples can claim human remains and cultural objects held by museums and federally funded agencies....

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